The Deliverance of Bilingual Education: Translanguaging

Educating Children in a Sheltered Environment

Jenni Vinson

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Curriculum Vitae


Name: Jenni Vinson
Texas A&M University Kingsville. Department of Languages
Contact: jennivinson@yahoo.com


Date of Birth: September 17, 1958
Place of Birth: Alice, Texas
Citizenship: American
Gender: Female

Employment History
List in chronological order, include position details and dates
Work History:

  • 2011-2012: Texas A&M University, Department of Languages, Adjunct Instructor
  • 1996-2009: South Texas Computer Solutions. Office Manager, Sales Coordinator and employee coordinator
  • 2001-2005: Alice Echo News Journal. Editor, Photographer and contributing writer
  • 1996-2001: Alice Public Library. Reference and children’s Librarian. Continuing education coordinator.

Academic Positions:

  • 1992-1995: Kindergarten teacher for Berwyn Baptist Church in College Park, Maryland.
  • Kindergarten teacher for Schallert Elementary School in Alice, Texas
  • 10th grade History Teacher for Alice Hugh School in Alice, Texas
  • 2011-2012: Adjunct Instructor Texas A&M Kingsville Department of Languages

           Three English 1301 Classes, One Soc. 1201

  • Fall 2011: Thesis Editor for five Master of Science presentations from Department of Communications and Arts under Dr. George Vargas
  • Summer 2012: Assigned Co-editor for book project (Editor: Dr. Susan Roberson): Mujeres Atraves del Tiempo (correlation to Arnold Gonzales, Sr. Mural by the same title).
  •  2012-2013: Adjunct Instructor Texas A&M Kingsville Department of Languages

            Three English 1301 Classes, Three English 1302 Classes, Two UNIV 1101, One Writ300 Class

Education
High School: 1977 graduate of Alice High School
University: 1985 graduate of Texas A&I University with a BA in Political Science/ English
Graduate School: 2011 graduate of Texas A&M University in Kingsville with a Master’s in English/ Art: GPA: 3.91

2012:  Acceptance in to TAMUK Bilingual Education Doctoral Program. First 6 hours of course
            work completed Summer I, 2012.

 

Professional Qualifications
Computer Skills: Professional computer competency in Microsoft Office and research involving Internet.

Professionally proficient in Spanish as a speaker and writer.

Awards

Spring 2012: Texas A&M University Kingsville Teacher of Excellence

2001: Three Pulitzer nominations for Editorial content, for investigative reporting of the carriage of domestic violence laws in Duval County and for the collection of soldier’s stories from World War II through Vietnam.

2001-2005:

  • Eleven “Excellence In Journalism” awards from The Dallas Press Club
  • Best Editorial Content award from The South Texas Press Association
  • Best Overall Newspaper award from The South Texas Press Association
  • Best Features award from The South Texas Press Association
  • Best Radio Editorialist presented by The Dallas Press Club
  • Best Sports Commentary presented by The Dallas Press Club
  • Katie Award for investigative series on the Immigration Crisis in America presented by the Dallas Press Club
  • The Gavel Award, presented by The State bar Association, for investigative reporting of the carriage of domestic violence laws in Duval County which changed laws and legislation regarding Domestic violence in the State of Texas

(The Dallas Press Club encompasses a five State area from New Mexico to Colorado)

Publications

The Price of Freedom, a series of war stories from World War II through Vietnam was collected and housed by the United States Library of Congress.

The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton has the historical distinction of being the first book published wholly online as an electronic accessed book.

“Santiago”, Published, 2011 Writer’s Bloc

Books

The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton

Professional Memberships

Sigma Tau Delta

Rotary, Alice Chapter

 Academic Presentations

  • University of UT-Brownsville Conference
  • Texas A&M Kingsville Spanish Club Symposium
  • University of Texas San Antonio Conference
  • Texas A&M Kingsville Women and Gender Studies Symposium
  • May 2011: Master’s art show with coordinated Book
  • October 2011: Presentation, Sigma Delta Pi: Dia De La Raza
  • December 2011: Sigma Tau Delta/Jenni Vinson Art Show
  • November 2011: Coordinated the Dr. Helena Maria Viramontes Teleconference between TAMUK and Cornell University on the short story, “Caribou Café”, integrating the Art, Communications, Department of Languages and the honors College for event. Simultaneous broadcast allowed for the usage of the Cousins and Library labs, facilitating 75 students and faculty. A pre-teaching event explaining the historical and literary nuances of the story was coordinated as well.
  • July 2012, Caribbean Symposium. Texas A&M University Kingsville
  • September 2012 Women's Gender Studies Symposium. Texas A&M University Kingsville

 

Academic Development

  • Fall 2011: AVID seminars (2) Courses completed
  • Fall 2012: AVID Seminar Course

 

Interests:  Writing, Art (Painting, Sculpting), Reading, gardening, cooking, singing, theatre and movies. I have enjoyed the development of social activities such as Fore Hall One O’clock lunch where colleagues from the department meet and discuss a variety of topics of interest over lunch. We integrated Master-level students to help encourage them along in their studies.